Dansons! (Let's Dance!)

Montpellier Danse International Festival, 1981-2000

Marie-Hélène Rebois goes back over 20 years of contemporary creation at the Festival Montpellier Danse.

Initiated in July 1981 by the French choreographer Dominique Bagouet, the Festival Montpellier Danse has become since then one of the highlights of the international choreographic season. Welcoming every year the most famous companies and choreographers, such as Batsheva, Nederlands Dans Theater, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, William Forsythe, or Sankaï Juku, the Festival Montpellier Danse has remained over the years true to its original mission: to be an open place of encounter and research between the different trends of the ballet scene. The leading figures of the Americain modern dance rub shoulders with dancers from Burkina-Faso, baroque dance companies invite hip hop dancers to perform jointly.

Movie director Marie-Hélène Rebois revisits the Festival Montpellier Danse for its 20th anniversary, and draws an exhilarating picture of the contemporary ballet scene.

Jean-Paul Montanari (Director of the Festival international Montpellier Danse)


Alwin Nikolais choreography
Alberto del Saz choreography
Merce Cunningham choreography
Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker choreography
Philippe Decoufle choreography
Karine Saporta choreography
Dominique Bagouet choreography
Jean-Claude Gallotta choreography
Maguy Marin choreography
Régine Chopinot choreography
Guesch Patti choreography
Bill T. Jones choreography
Mathilde Monnier choreography
Wim Vandekeybus choreography
Jérôme Bel choreography
Boris Charmatz choreography
La Ribot choreography
Myriam Gourfink choreography
Raimund Hoghe choreography
John Jasperse choreography
José Montalvo choreography
Dominique Hervieu choreography


Jean Paul Gaultier costumes


Murray Louis Dance Company
Senzala
Compagnie Boyaba
Batsheva Dance Company
Urban Bush Women
Soweto Jiwe

Movie director : Marie-Hélène Rebois
Collection : Contemporary ballet scene
Music genre : Ballet

Duration : 01 h 31 min
Production date : 2000
Production : © Les Films Pénélope / Mezzo / TV 10 Angers / INA Entreprise
Available version(s) : FR



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